Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate by A E Randell
Chapter 75 We’ll Fix This
The three of them remained in Eva’s office until the commotion outside had died down.
Eva sat with Ann on the sofa as the guard stood by the door, leaning against the wall nonchalantly with his arms folded in front of him.
The atmosphere was gloomy, to say the least, and the tension was palpable.
The hushed tones of Narcissa seemed to waft past the doorway, accompanied by muffled sobs and words of rea*s*surance from unfamiliar voices.
Ann a*s*sumed that this was the paramedics taking her to the hospital in order to run the necessary checks on Ada and her baby.
Ann suddenly snorted to herself. It was all so preposterous. They would find nothing. Both Ada and her baby would be completely unharmed, but that wouldn’t mean that Ann was vilified.
On the contrary, it would be a huge relief that Ada and the baby were doing well, and yet Ann would be crucified in the public eye for being the perpetrator of such a horrific act.
She sighed internally at the prospect of the damage control that awaited her after this incident.
It bothered her more that Adam and his reputation might be affected badly by this too. He had been drawn into this messed-up family rivalry through no fault of his own.
If anything, Ann felt as though she were to blame for the majority of the problems that they were facing. If she hadn’t run into him and offered herself as his contracted mate, then none of their recent problems would have even materialized.
‘Oh get over yourself, Ann. You know that not everything is your fault. What the hell happened to you? Don’t you dare sit around feeling sorry for yourself just because you didn’t listen to my warnings.’ Maeve hissed angrily in her head.
‘Thanks for the pep talk, Maeve… real helpful of you.’ Ann shot back bitterly.
‘Well I hate to tell you I told you so but, I f*uc*king told you so. You walked straight into it and didn’t even bother to refute the claims of that b*tch in front of your employees.’ She snarled contemptuously.
Ann rolled her eyes and sat back on the sofa as Maeve scolded her furiously.
She was f0rced to ignore her and pull her attention away at the sound of yet another commotion from outside.
The loud, bl*stering voice of Ann’s father, the Alpha King was met with equal ferocity by the agitated tones of Adam.
Ann’s heart seemed to soar slightly as the guard at the door exchanged a meaningful look with her, before leaning towards the door and yanking it open, sticking his head through the gap into the corridor.
As soon as the door opened, the full volume of the argument between her father and her husband filled the air around them.
Eva winced at the sound and looked at Ann in concern as she stared intently at the door.
“I don’t know what you’ve done to my daughter, but she would never have done this before she met you! It’s your vile att*itude and indiscriminate ruthlessness that’s affecting her!” Alpha King Leopold roared at Adam as he stood almost nose-to-nose with him.
Her father’s face was a frightening shade of red as he yelled furiously in his face, but Adam was unmoved.
If anything, he looked irritated by her father’s behavior as their guards hung behind each of them, unsure how to intervene to calm things down before it escalated badly.
“Is this how a King behaves?” Adam sneered disdainfully. “I’ve seen enough of your twisted family to know that if anything, Ann is the victim in all of this and you’re just too goddamn blind to see it.”
“How dare you!” Leopold bellowed loudly, causing the guards around them to grimace, but Adam remained unfazed.
“Quite easily, actually. Now, where is she? I want to make sure she’s okay.” Adam stated indifferently as he glanced around the office casually.
Although his voice was calm and cold, his eyes burned with a murderous-looking rage. Ann swallowed nervously as she saw him in this light.
He had a fearsome reputation, but she had never experienced that side of him personally.
He had been nothing but soft and gentlemanly towards her, well..apart from in the bedroom, but that was different. The look in his eyes that burned fiercely hinted at just exactly what her husband was capable of if he was pushed in the wrong way.
The guard in the office with her glanced back at her warily and Ann smiled, letting him know that it was okay to reveal her presence.
She felt that if Adam was at her side, she could handle whatever anyone threw at her, including her father. She took a deep breath as he raised his hand and called out to Adam, alerting him to their location.
As soon as he signaled him, Adam strode over hurriedly, pushing past the king and ignoring his furious objections. Within mere seconds, he had gathered Ann into his arms and hugged her to his chest tightly.
“Oh, Ann. I’m so pleased that you’re safe. Don’t worry. We’ll fix this.” He murmured softly as he stroked her hair soothingly.
“Fix it? How exactly are you going to fix that poor excuse of a daughter of mine?” Her father’s voice hissed from the doorway.
Adam stiffened and growled slightly as he released Ann and smiled at her rea*s*suringly before turning to face him, pushing her behind him slightly.
The instinctual protectiveness that he showed towards Ann warmed her heart and chased the chill away that was causing her to tremble under her father’s gaze.
“It would be prudent for you to mind your words, your highness.” Adam ground out through gritted teeth in a dangerously low tone.
“Or what, exactly?” the king scoffed, “I can say what I want as your king. She is my daughter and she will hear what I have to say whether she likes it or not!”